UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Ryan Ginder

UT researcher seeks to make glass fiber-based composites more sustainable. Can the composites industry become more circular? One researcher from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is working to answer this question for fiberglass-based composites — which represent over 90 percent of the entire composites industry. “There is a lot of push on carbon fiber recycling,… Read More

UTRF Licensee Announces Positive Phase 2 Clinical Results of VERU-111 for COVID-19

UTRF licensee Veru, Inc. announced today significant potential of VERU-111 in treating COVID-19, both as a broad-spectrum antiviral and an anti-inflammatory agent, which may help prevent effects leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Statistically significant data from the Phase 2 clinical study results show an 81% relative reduction in death or respiratory failure at Day… Read More

UTHSC Researchers Play Role in Supporting Development of COVID-19 Vaccines

To reduce the risk to workers developing and testing the COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech and other companies have utilized a surrogate system, one of which was developed in the laboratory of Michael Whitt, PhD, a UTHSC virologist and UTRF innovator. Story written by Peggy Reisser, UTHSC  Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have… Read More